SAN RAMON, Calif:, June 21, 2011 — Straw Hat Pizza, the original ‘California Pizza’ since 1959, announced it is officially kicking off summer with all Hot Hat™ Stuffed Sandwiches for $5 each now through August 31st, 2011.  Making its debut, the newest Hot Hat sandwich, Chicken Bacon Ranch Hot Hat, will also be $5 each for a limited time.  

Straw Hat Pizza introduced their now famous Hot Hat™ Stuffed Sandwiches back in the early 1970’s. “Basically our Hot Hat is a calzone with fresh meats, cheeses and more, stuffed inside our famous pizza dough,” said Jonathan Fornaci, president, Straw Hat Pizza.  “Our Hot Hats have been a popular menu item for many years and we thought it was a good time to remind guests with a $5 offer all summer long.”

Hot Hat Sandwiches are available in original Ham and Cheese, Baja Chicken, Meatball, Roast Beef, Pastrami and the newest addition, the Chicken Bacon Ranch Hot Hat which combines grilled chicken breast, smoky bacon, red onions, fresh tomatoes and ranch dressing inside a sesame seeded warm crust.  All Hot Hat sandwiches are now available for five dollars ($5) through August 31st, 2011.

Straw Hat Pizza has been making waves and fresh genuine California pizza since 1959.  Using California vine-ripened tomatoes and local produce, hand-shredded cheeses and dough fresh rolled daily, their pizza is fresh and delicious.  With a menu of Gourmet Masters Pizzas, Hot Hat™ Stuffed Sandwiches, and a forty-plus item garden fresh salad bar, guests have been enjoying the food as well as the family-friendly atmosphere for more than five decades.  Today, fifty-plus years later, Straw Hat Pizza is still making waves and Genuine California Pizza with the freshest ingredients. It’s not a trend; it’s a history as genuine as their California pizza.  

Besides great pizza the fifty three year old company with 82 locations is growing with new locations opening in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia. Growth plans are to reach 150 locations within two years.  For more information please visit: and please friend us on Facebook.

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